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Natural Cures For Trigger Finger
... Can be helpful. Mostly it's important to avoid activities that "provoke" symptoms.
Trigger finger/thumb is really a tendon irritation that may need medical care if it persists or interferes with function. If your finger/thumb "locks" in a bent or straight position, you really should seek medical evaluation and care.
The problem is much more common in diabetics and arthritics. ...Read more
I took a cortison shot to cure my trigger finger, what is the best I can do to avoid having it again?
Trigger finger: There is no good explanation for why someone will develop a trigger finger. Because of this I'm afraid I don't know of anything you can do to prevent one. ...Read more
Trigger finger: Can respond to ice if it is painful and swollen in the palm. Miil heat if it is stiff and locking without swelling, massage of the palm, topical anti-inflammatories placed in the palm and gentle not forceful range of motion, How ever the clinical presentation or severity of trigger finger varies a lot i.e. they are not all the same. If one tries these and fails see a hand doctor ...Read more
I have difficulty opening my trigger finger in the morning. The muscle for it may be inflamed. I do emails like a machine. What is the cure for it?
Injection: Typically a stubborn trigger finger that repeatedly "sticks" or "clicks" and/or may be painful can be alleviated with a local injection of cortisone within the tendon sheath. This is a simple office procedure that can be performed by most orthopedic or hand specialists. ...Read more
I have what is called a trigger finger. My doctor sent me to the emergency room when my finger locked. What should I do to cure trigger fingers?
Falling apart! Got trigger finger l thumb. I have excruciating pain in the inner joint bone on my thumb <⬅️. Pls help me cure this trigger finger.
Trigger finger: A true trigger finger, named so because it appears that you have your finger placed on the trigger of a gun, usually needs surgical correction. This can be performed by an orthopedist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Surgery: Trigger finger developes due to binding of the flexor tendons at the a1 pulley at the distal palmar crease. Sometimes responds to steroid injection but frequently requires surgical release of the pulley to allow for tendon glide allowing finger to straighten. If triggering is chronic this can cause ligament contracture at pip joint limiting joint extension. See hand surgeon. ...Read more
Corticosteroid shot: Corticosteroid injections are often beneficial in relieving the painful clicking or locking of trigger fingers/thumbs. Consult your hand surgeon. Occasionally, surgical intervention is needed in those cases where corticosteroid injections are not particularly helpful. ...Read more
Trigger finger: Can respond to ice and inflammatories. However if the problem is persistent it's been shown that between 47 and 90% of trigger fingers get better with a single solitary corticosteroid injection ...Read more
Yes: Develops secondary to binding of the flexor tendons at the a1 pulley at the distal palmer crease of the finger involved. Can be due to inflammation around the tendons or constriction of the pulley this can be painful due to the inflammatory reaction or degree of locking. But not all the time. ...Read more
Try an injection: You can try ice and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. In general the best treatment initially is an injection of cortisone, you have an approximately 70% chance of the trigger finger going away with injections alone. If the symptoms continue you can consider a procedure called a trigger finger release which will permanently resolve your symptoms. ...Read more
Severe Tendonitis: Trigger finger is a common disorder of later adulthood characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon, associated with dysfunction and pain. A disparity in size between the flexor tendon and the surrounding retinacular pulley system, most commonly at the level of the first annular (a1) pulley, results in difficulty flexing or extending the finger. ...Read more
Sometimes: Surgery has excellent results in relieving trigger finger. Occasionally patients will respond to conservative management such as steroid injections and do not require further treatment. Patients with diabetes generally do not respond as well from injections and require surgery more often than those without diabetes. Other options include endoscopic and percutaneous release. ...Read more
See a hand surgeon: Trigger finger symptoms can be bothersome and progressive. While many will resolve with steroid injection alone, some require surgical release. The a1 pulley is the structure that is released in this procedure allowing the tendon to glide freely. ...Read more
Hard to say, but: Look for a hand surgeon who does the procedure with local anaesthesia in his office. This avoids the extra cost of hospital or surgery center facility fee and avoids the anaesthesia fee. It is like going to the dentist. Since it is done in the office, you and the doctor can agree on a fee. ...Read more
OMT Technique: Myofascial release is an osteopathic manipulative treatment used by dos to relieve strain/restriction in muscle & its surrounding tissue (fascia). Strain keeps the tissue "stuck" in 1 position, making it harder to move in that position. Different ways to do it. It is often done by moving the tissue the way it wants to go, which in turn frees up the strain. Can be used to treat most restrictions. ...Read more
Minimize trauma: Minimize ongoing trauma to hand. Limit repetitive aggressive motion but continue to work on gentle range of motion of affected finger. Might consider wearing an extension wrist brace or buddy tape finger during sleep to limit triggering. Ice, nsaid, massage over palmer flexion crease to flatten tendon/ inflammation. Go see physician if locks frequently or stays locked. Injection? Surgery? ...Read more
Pinky finger is locked in "Trigger Finger". It's pointed downward and will not move. What can I do at home to help it?
Can trigger finger in one finger lead to minor swelling in another at the base which might lead to devloping another trigger finger?
I don't think that: Swelling in one leads to the triggering in the other. The adjacent finger may show signs of altered mechanics induced bythe triggering finger preventing full motion, especially the ring finger and its adjacnet middle and small. The adjacent finger may jsut happen to also have a trigger finger that was clincailly quiescent and it develops a bit later. But doubt it spreads by swelling, directly. ...Read more
My 3yo son has trigger finger for almost a yr should we see dr or wait? He pops it out sometimes but it hurts him n it's locked up again
Time to get it fixed: This is likely a congenital trigger thumb and by age 3 it should have resolved by now. The developement of thumb function is very important at this age. Now is the right time to surgically release the trigger thumb and avoid any delays in developement of hand function. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more